In this episode, we head to the forested Northern Alps of Nagano Prefecture with Lama Gyalu, a Sherpa and former mountain guide from Nepal. Devoted to preserving the natural environment of his beloved region of adoption, he founded his own forestry company in 2019, combining his wisdom accumulated while a guide in his native country with the knowledge acquired over the years of study in Japan. Also in forestry, we meet French-born Eric Belœuvre, who left the city's comfort to work in the woods of Gifu Prefecture.
Lama and his family share a Nepalese-style meal
Lama does some maintenance work on a mountain path
With its panoramic view of the Northern Alps, this spot is very dear to Lama
Forestry work isn't just about lumber; it's also about ensuring the region is safe